Nutrition

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Corporate Leadership

Kurt Strauss

Kurt Strauss

VP Support Services, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Kurt Strauss is Vice President, Support Services for NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Irving Medical Center. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Departments of Food and Nutrition, Environmental Services, Mail Services, Patient Transport, Laundry and Morgue Services for Milstein Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's and Sloane Hospital for Women. Mr. Strauss joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015. He previously served as Managing Director at LW Hospitality Advisors and in senior leadership positions with Magna Hospitality, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Abercrombie & Kent Destination Clubs. He began his career at the Walt Disney Company, ultimately becoming the Manager, Guest Service Operations for Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Mr. Strauss earned a Bachelor's in Business/Hospitality Management and an Associate's in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Johnson & Wales University. He is currently earning a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from Ashford University.

Jocelyn C. Fuller

Jocelyn C. Fuller

VP Support Services, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Jocelyn C. Fuller is Vice President, Support Services for NYP/Weill Cornell. In this role, she is responsible for Food Services and Clinical Nutrition, Environmental Services, Patient Escort, Laundry and Linen Services, and Mail Services at NYP/Weill Cornell, NYP Lower Manhattan, and NYP Westchester Behavioral Health. An experienced executive with over 20 years of clinical and operations experience, Ms. Fuller joined NYP in 2020 from Mount Sinai West, where she spent two years as Vice President Operations, with direct oversight of Support and Ancillary Services. Prior to that, she worked for seven years at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she held a number of leadership positions, including most recently, Assistant Vice President and Market Leader for the Facilities Management Group. Earlier in her career, Ms. Fuller worked in administrative management roles at Fresenius Medical Care, Grant Medical Center, and The Ohio State University Medical Center. Ms. Fuller has been a member of Who’s Who Black Charlotte, the Board of Directors of Hope Haven, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also served on the Women’s Executive Leadership Group and chaired its Community Benefit Steering Committee. Ms. Fuller served for two years in the United States Army as a Medical Specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s in Health Care Management from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master’s in Health Care Administration from The Ohio State University.

Davina Prabhu

Davina Prabhu

VP Ambulatory Care Network Division of Community and Population Health

Davina Vaswani Prabhu, M.H.A., is Vice President, Ambulatory Care Network, Division of Community and Population Health for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, she is responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, and operational management of NewYork-Presbyterian’s ambulatory care services, and overseeing the management of finances and implementation of strategies for growth, enhancing operating performance, and improving the patient experience. Ms. Prabhu joined NYP in 2015 and served as Director of the Ambulatory Care Network at NYP/Columbia, overseeing Hospital-based ambulatory care services, as well as Ambulatory Care Network sites throughout the community. Previously, she served as Vice President, Ambulatory Care Services at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. She began her career in ambulatory care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Ms. Prabhu holds a Master of Health Administration and Certificate in Health IT Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She serves on the Volunteer Engagement Board of Free Arts NYC

Melie Graves, MHA, RD, CDN

Melie Graves, MHA, RD, CDN

Administrative Director, Clinical Nutrition, NewYork-Presbyterian

Melie Graves is the Administrative Director of Clinical Nutrition Services for NewYork- Presbyterian. She joined NYP in 2020 from the Mount Sinai Health System, where she served as the dual-site director for the clinical nutrition teams at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside. In this role, she applied Lean process improvement methodologies to advance clinical nutrition practice, promote patient safety, and enhance the patient experience. Additionally, she implemented a robust program for the early identification and treatment of malnutrition, as well as improved clinical documentation. Prior to that, Melie began her career as an inpatient dietitian, specializing in critical care and nutrition support. She went on to hold numerous leadership roles in both foodservice operations and clinical management. Melie completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian. She has a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

Debra Katz-Feigenbaum MPH, RD, CDN

Debra Katz-Feigenbaum MPH, RD, CDN

Manager Outpatient Nutrition, Diabetes Education and Breastfeeding Support Services

Debra Katz-Feigenbaum is the Manager of Community and Population Health Nutrition, Diabetes Education and Breastfeeding Support services for NYP/Weill Cornell and NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She joined NYP in 2012 after working at AMC Health as the Vice President of Account Management, at Beth Abraham Health Services as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services and at Montefiore Medical Center as the Director of Clinical Nutrition Services. Debra completed her dietetic internship in 1983. She has an MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health and BSc (Hons) from the University of Cape Town. Debra has extensive experience promoting inter-professional collaboration to insure excellence in patient centered care. She advocates to insure access for all patients to nutrition, diabetes education and breastfeeding care teams who can help patients achieve their health-related goals.

Gena Seraita, MS, RD, CDN

Gena Seraita, MS, RD, CDN

Administrator, Dietetic Internship Program

Gena Seraita is the Administrator of the NewYork-Presbyterian Dietetic Internship Program. She joined NYP in 2013 as a Clinical Nutritionist at the Allen Hospital, caring for geriatric, surgical, spine, and obstetrics patient populations. Since 2016, Gena has been working with the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship Program, initially as the Senior Dietitian and since 2019 as the Administrator of the program. Gena is passionate about student education and preceptor training, which she applies to her practice. Gena received a BS in Dietetics from the University of Delaware where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. She has a MS in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Her interests outside clinical nutrition and student education include cooking and recipe development, social media, and public health.

Catherine Zymaris, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Catherine Zymaris, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Program Coordinator, Dietetic Internship Program

Catherine Zymaris is the Program Coordinator for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship Program. She joined NYP in 2015 at NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital and took positions at NYP/Weill Cornell and NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center before transitioning into her current role in 2020. Catherine completed her dietetic internship in 2015 at Rutgers University SHRP. She has a MS in Nutrition Science & Dietetics from Syracuse University. She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician.

Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis

Administrative Assistant

Andrea Davis is an administrative assistant in the Clinical Nutrition Department of NewYork-Presbyterian, working under the direction of Melie Graves. She began working for the Hospital in April 2018 as a housekeeper at the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center. Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian, she was a supervisor at Chick-Fil-A in midtown Manhattan for over two years. Andrea has an abundance of experience in the customer service field. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Ashford University. Andrea plans to continue her education and grow within the hospital.